Tag Archives: Risk

Excess Sleep Can Increase Stroke Risk by 85%

While the pitfalls of too little sleep have been well documented, there are also risks of sleeping too much, which is generally defined as more than nine hours a night. Specifically, excessive sleep, along with long midday naps, may increase your risk of stroke, according to a Chinese study involving 31,750 people.1 It’s unclear exactly… Read More »

Biomarker predicts which patients with heart failure have a higher risk of dying within 1 to 3 years

Alana Prisco FINDINGS A UCLA-led study revealed a new way to predict which patients with “stable” heart failure — those who have heart injury but do not require hospitalization — have a higher risk of dying within one to three years.  Although people with stable heart failure have similar characteristics, some have rapid disease progression… Read More »

Who cardiovascular risk assessment

It cannot predict what will happen to each individual person. Try our Symptom Checker Got any other symptoms? Statin medicines are available on prescription and funded by the NHS if your risk is moderate or high. Predicting cardiovascular risk in England and Wales: prospective derivation and validation of QRISK2. The use of these charts is… Read More »